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0066672
BARNACLE GEESE MYTH.
A fanciful picture of the 'Breed of Barnackle-geese,' the myth according to which gooseneck barnacles develop into geese. Woodcut from John Gerard's 'Herball or Generall Historie of Plants,' 1597.
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0104403
VOICE AMPLIFIER, 1723.
An imaginary voice amplifier, based on the ideas of Athanasius Kircher. Copper engraving, 1723, by Arnold van Westerhout.
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0370113
FLYING MACHINES, 1856.
Fanciful airships and flying machines. Wood engraving, American, 1856.
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0054178
CYRANO de BERGERAC
(1619-1655). French writer and soldier. Travelling to the moon. Wood engraving from a 19th century edition of his 'L'Autre monde, ou, Histoire comique des états et empires de la lune,' first published in 1657.
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0003356
NAVE ADMOSPHERICA, 1783.
The 'Nave Admospherica,' a fanciful design for a dirigible airship. Line engraving published at Madrid, Spain, in 1783.
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0068410
ORNITHOPTER, 1810.
Diagram of Thomas Walker's ornithopter.
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0322730
FUTURE FASHION, 1951.
A couple dressed in futuristic clothing, wearing radar and television antennas as headgear. Photograph, 1951.
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0226052
DESIGN.
France - Poitou-Charentes Poitou-Charentes - Rochefort-sur-Mer The writer Pierre Loti arrange every chamber of his house in a another style. Fanciful designed room in an oriental style. - Photographer: - Published by: 'Berliner Illustrirte Zeitung' 37/1903 Vintage property of ullstein bild.
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0088356
HIGHWAY OF THE FUTURE.
Wood engraving, American, c1880.
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0088355
AEROSTATIC LOCOMOTIVE, 1850.
Ernest Pétin's 'aerostatic locomotive' of 1850. Contemporary wood engraving.
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0115865
NILE MOSAIC OF PALESTRINA.
Detail of a late Hellenistic, c100 B.C., Roman mosaic, a fanciful representation of the Nile River from Ethiopia to the Mediterranean.
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0096535
MONSTER, 16th CENTURY.
Figure of an imaginary monster from Africa, 16th century woodcut.
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0013097
AEROSTATIC LOCOMOTIVE 1850.
Ernest Pétin's 'aerostatic locomotive' of 1850. Contemporary wood engraving.
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0091260
TROUVÉ'S ORNITHOPTER.
Diagram of Gustave Trouvé's ornithopter, which was powered by an internal combustion engine. Invented in 1870, it was the first ornithopter to successfully fly. Contemporary American engraving.
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0110847
CIGARETTE POSTER, 1950s.
French advertising poster by Hervé Morvan for Gitanes cigarettes, 1950s, featuring a flamenco dancer whose shirt is constructed from cigarettes.
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0009543
SEA MONSTER, 16th CENTURY.
A fanciful conception of a sea monster, evidently based on the sawfish and the narwhal. Woodcut, French, 16th century.
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0108869
GYPSYIES, c1902.
'Happy Romanies.' A staged rendition of musicians in a gypsy camp. Photographed c1902.
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0094814
EGYPT: PYRAMIDS, 1670.
Fanciful view of the Pyramids and Nile River in Egypt. Line engraving, 19th century, after an illustration from a Dutch book on Africa by Olfert Dappers, 1670.
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0128902
DANCE: FOXES AND GEESE.
Ring dance of foxes and geese around an owl. English manuscript illumination, early 15th century.
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0021129
MARCO POLO (1254-1324).
Fabulous dragons of Yunan, China. Miniature, early 15th century, from the 'Livre de Merveilles.'
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0091147
FLYING MACHINE.
Airship invented by Jean Pierre Francois Blanchard in the 18th century.
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0096536
SEA CREATURE, 16th CENTURY.
Sea creature sighted between Antibes and Nice. Woodcut, French, mid 16th century.
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0091092
THE BOMB FERRY, 1880.
Trasportation as imagined in the year 3000, engraving c1880.
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0104506
MEXICO: IXMIQUILPAN FRESCO.
Fresco painting depicting a fanciful battle scene between Aztec warriors, combining European realism with a native Mexican syle of color and abstract design. Fresco at the Church of San Miguel Arcángel y Caritas Ixmiquilpan, at Ixmiquilpan, Hidalgo, Mexico, c1550.
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0003414
H.G. WELLS: MEN IN THE MOON.
Illustration from the first edition of 'The First Men in the Moon,' 1901, by H.G. Wells.
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0096492
THE SEA OF DARKNESS.
Line engraving, English, late 19th century.
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0013098
AEROSTATIC LOCOMOTIVE, 1850.
Ernest Pétin's 'aerostatic locomotive' of 1850. Contemporary wood engraving.
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0108879
PALM READING, c1902.
Staged depiction of three fashionable women having their fortunes told with cards at a Gypsy camp. Photographed c1902.
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0354798
FLYING MACHINE, 1678.
Besnier's flying apparatus of 1678. Wood engraving, American, 1857.
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0057743
NEW WORLD: BUFFALO, 1557.
The buffalo. Woodcut from André Thevet's 'Les Singularitez de la France Antarctique, autrement nomme Amerique,' Antwerp, 1557.
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0093501
SCIENCE VS. MOTHER GOOSE.
Wood engraving, American, 1876, after David Hunter Strother (known as Porte Crayon).
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0121689
PEKING: TURTLE DRAGON.
Bronze sculpture of a turtle with a dragon's head on the grounds of the imperial palace in the Forbidden City, Peking, China. Photographed c1970.
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0020360
BALLOON, 1784.
A projected balloon flight at Dijon, France, 1784.
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0091002
BALLOON ASCENT, 1784.
Ascent of a balloon from Dijon, France, 25 April 1784.
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0013093
HIGHWAY OF THE FUTURE.
Wood engraving, American, c1880.
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0051909
FLYING MACHINE.
Plan of a flying machine. Line engraving, 18th century.
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0104509
MEXICO: IXMIQUILPAN FRESCO.
Fresco painting of a battle scene, combining European realism with a native Mexican syle of color and abstract design. Fresco at the Church of San Miguel Arcángel y Caritas Ixmiquilpan, at Ixmiquilpan, Hidalgo, Mexico, c1550.
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0013100
ORNITHOPTER, 1810.
Diagram of Thomas Walker's ornithopter.
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0021132
MARCO POLO (1254-1324).
Wild animals of the Malabar coast. Miniature, early 15th century, from the 'Livre de Merveilles.'
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0079860
VOICE AMPLIFIER.
An imaginary voice amplifier, based on the ideas of Athanasius Kircher. Copper engraving, 1723, by Arnold van Westerhout.
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